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Old 08-14-2014, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So at first I thought my boy was going to be a blanket back because how black he was.. Then he started to get tan up his legs. My question is, is it normal for sattel backs to get tan down their spine?
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't have answer for you, but am looking forward to following your post because our boy at 15 weeks has the same brown creeping in along the stripe down his back...
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The saddle vs blanket pattern itself doesn't really mean much, and it will likely continue to change for a while- he's a black and tan regardless, but they can develop what they call "bitch stripes" down the spine and it's very common. He's looking very handsome!!
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My red and black turns 10 months tomorrow, 100% pure and also has those white markings down his back.



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I don't have answer for you, but am looking forward to following your post because our boy at 15 weeks has the same brown creeping in along the stripe down his back...
Your boy is handsome in you profile pic. =) it's so weird watches their colors change, from straight black to all different colors.
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Yep, that's the beginnings of a bitch stripe. Usually bitches get it, neutered dogs are more likely to get a bitch stripe than intact dogs. I expect your boy will be a saddle back. The bitch stripe does not detract from their beauty.
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Yep, that's the beginnings of a bitch stripe. Usually bitches get it, neutered dogs are more likely to get a bitch stripe than intact dogs. I expect your boy will be a saddle back. The bitch stripe does not detract from their beauty.
Wow. You learn something new ever day. I've never heard of that. Thank you.
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Forgive my stupidity but what is the difference between a saddle back and a blanket back? I have a black and tan but have never been told saddle or blanket or is it just black and tan?
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i think it is normal for some dogs regardless of neuter vs intact
socall isnt your boy still intact?
and nikon (my fav dog ever) has lighter hairs over his shoulders and last i knew he was intact and siring puppies
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Forgive my stupidity but what is the difference between a saddle back and a blanket back? I have a black and tan but have never been told saddle or blanket or is it just black and tan?
Blanket back means it looks like a blanket that covers their whole back down the out side of the legs. Don't feel stupid lol. I had to look it up before I knew what it was called =)
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